Technology

Elementary

Elementary students, at both Leola and West Lampeter, have their own computer lab with 25 computer stations and a LCD projector. All students will learn the basics of computer use, including logging in and logging off the network. Interactive educational software is used. Students are introduced to computers and learn the basic components of a personal computer system and how to use it. They learn how to log on and log off a workstation, to create folders and documents, and to save them to the correct folder. They are introduced to keyboarding, desktop publishing, internet search tools and digital citizenship. Students will learn to manipulate fonts, colors and other desktop publishing settings. They are also introduced to basic computer graphics. They develop their ability to manipulate text and graphics and learn how to integrate the two into one document or presentation. Students will develop their ability to manipulate document layouts and images to create well organized and colorful projects.

Hardware and software used include PCs, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and Google Apps. All students have a GoogleDocs account which they can access from home or school. Most elementary classrooms have a projector. Smart carts are also available for classroom use. These carts contain wireless internet access and network access, a LCD projector, VCR, and DVD player. Smart carts promote dynamic and interactive lessons by using technology to benefit students.

Secondary

The high school technology program is designed with two goals:

  1. To equip all students with the computer skills necessary to function successfully in their chosen field.
  2. To offer intermediate and advanced level computer courses that will benefit and challenge students who desire to pursue a career in computer technology.

Students who complete four years of high school at LCCS will become proficient in Microsoft Office, internet use, and digital communications. Students interested in computer technology may do advanced work in desktop publishing, web development, graphic design, multimedia production, and programming. All students must complete an electronic portfolio in order to graduate.